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Levitt Center Announces Reorganization
The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center has reorganized into three, thematically based programs: Security, Sustainability and Inequality and Equity. The goal in creating these groupings is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration and discussion among those with similar interests, but potentially different perspectives. More ...
Members of Steve Wu's class who worked on the poll.
Levitt Poll finds African-American teens more optimistic about future than white teens

A panel of students taking Labor Economics with Associate Professor of Economics Stephen Wu presented the results of the most recent Levitt Center Youth Poll via webcast on Thursday, April 29. It surveyed high school students’ attitudes toward the U.S. economy and the performance of President Obama.  More ...

Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges, Senior Fellow at The Nation Institute, to Lecture
Chris Hedges, senior fellow at The Nation Institute and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University, will lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fillius Events Barn. His lecture is part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center 2009-10 Speaker Series "Crisis: Danger and Opportunity" and is free and open to the public. More ...
Economics Students Offer Income Tax Help Through VITA Program
Eleven students in Policy, Poverty and Practice (Econ 235) are acquiring valuable life skills this semester – skills that they otherwise would not be able to learn in a classroom. Students enrolled in the class are required to participate in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program, a joint project of the Economics Department and the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center. The program offers free tax help to low- and moderate-income (generally $49,000 and below) families who cannot prepare their own tax returns. More ...
The Levitt Center is housed in KJ.
11 Students Awarded Levitt Summer Research Fellowships

Eleven Hamilton students have been awarded Levitt Summer Research Fellowships for 2010. The students receive a stipend and spend 10 weeks in the summer working intensively with a faculty mentor. Among this year’s projects are a study of U.S. auto industry reform, contraception in Rwanda, and the changing state capacity of post-Communist states.  More ...

Panel Debates Current Situation in Afghanistan
The United States has occupied Afghanistan since October of 2001, when the U.S. and Great Britain launched an offensive against the Taliban in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. In the eight years that the conflict has endured, the U. S. has made relatively little progress in establishing social or political order. In the March 1 panel discussion, “The Way Forward in Afghanistan,” experts debated the current situation in Afghanistan and the ways in which the United States military could improve its handling of the conflict. More ...
Amos Kiewe
Crises: A Rhetorical Construct

Amos Kiewe, professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University, presented his lecture “Crisis: A Rhetorical Entity,” on March 2 in the Fillius Events Barn. It was part of the Levitt Center Speaker Series, "Crisis: Danger and Opportunity."  More ...

Amos Kiewe
Levitt Speaker to Discuss "Crisis: A Rhetorical Entity"
Amos Kiewe, professor of communication and rhetorical studies at Syracuse University, will present a lecture titled "Crisis: A Rhetorical Entity," on Tuesday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. His talk is part of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center series “Crisis: Danger and Opportunity.” All lectures are free and open to the public. More ...
Ned Walker '62, Max Currier '10 and Matthew Zeller '04.
Former U.S. Ambassador Walker '62, Zeller '04 and Currier '10 to Discuss Afghanistan
Hamilton College will host a panel discussion, “The Way Forward in Afghanistan,” on Monday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m., in the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium. Panelists will include former U.S. Ambassador and Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory Ned Walker ’62, First Lieutenant Matthew Zeller ‘04, and Hamilton student Max Currier ‘10. The discussion is free and open to the public. More ...
Jonathan Skinner
The Reform of an Unsustainable Healthcare System
Dartmouth Professor Jonathan Skinner delivered his highly anticipated lecture titled “What You Need to Know About Healthcare Reform” on Feb. 11 in the Chapel. He centered his address on the plagues of the U.S. system and what plausible solutions exist to rectify healthcare.
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